What can I say about the Aukey 18W USB C Charger? It’s a UK plug, with a single USB-C connection, which outputs at 18W. This is a compact, safeguarded, quick charge plug. This is perfect for traveling, and when you need to quickly boost your device.
Packaging is simple enough, with just the plug inside a cardboard box. The appeal of the Aukey charger is that it can fast charge your iPhone X / 8 / 8 Plus, Google Pixel 2 / 2 XL, or other compatible USB-C devices that support USB Power Delivery. This is the case for my Samsung S9+ and found this a useful plug to take with me traveling due to the small size.
It features USB Power Delivery 3.0 that charges your USB Type-C phone or tablet at up to 18W. This means that I can basically fully charge my phone in half the time as my normal charger.
AUKEY 18W USB C Charger Specifications
- Model: PA-Y18
- Input: AC 100-240V 50/60Hz
- USB-C Output (Power Delivery 3.0): 5V 3A, 9V 2A, 12V 1.5A
- Total Power Output: 18W
- Dimensions: 36 x 34 x 30mm / 1.42″ x 1.34″ x 1.18″
- Weight: 42g / 1.48oz
The extremely compact form factor ensures maximum portability wherever you go. Handy for home, office, and vacations. I can confirm that this is perfect to just chuck into the bottom of your bag wherever you go traveling. Though it does not quick charge the Nintendo Switch, this may be due to the complicated power requirements for the device.
One thing that I hate about plugs is that cheaper ones can cause serious issues. But this plug from Aukey has built-in safeguards protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging. This is especially good for the traveling aspect, as the last thing, you want to do if blow your plug or device up in the middle of nowhere.
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